Infographic: Seed laws around the world

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Author: GRAIN
Date: 23 February 2015
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Seeds are under attack everywhere. Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries increasingly put limitations on what farmers can do with their seeds and with the seeds they buy. Seed saving, a millenia old practice which forms the basis of farming, is increasingly becoming criminalised. 

Click on the map below for an overview of the situation across the world today. The map is based on a database published by GRAIN, and additional information on specific country cases from a booklet jointly published by La Via Campesina and GRAIN.

Click to view interactive map online

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